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GAO Reports – DOJ Civil Rights Division, IRS Financial Audit, VA Benefits

  • DOJ Civil Rights Division Travel: Division Strengthened Controls over Travel, but Additional Areas for Improvement Identified, GAO-16-58: Published: Nov 12, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2015. “GAO tested the implementation of internal controls and compliance with key policies in nine areas of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division (Division) travel authorization and reimbursement process for the period from October 2011 through June 2013 and found indications that controls functioned effectively in four of those areas. Weaknesses existed in the remaining five areas.”
  • Financial Audit: IRS’s Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Financial Statements, GAO-16-146: Published: Nov 12, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2015: “…in GAO’s opinion, IRS did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2015, because of a continuing material weakness in internal control over unpaid tax assessments.”
  • VA Benefits: Increasing Outreach and Measuring Outcomes Would Improve the Post-9/11 GI Bill On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Programs, GAO-16-51: Published: Nov 12, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2015: “GAO recommends that VA improve outreach, ease administrative challenges, and establish outcome measures for its OJT and apprenticeship programs.”

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